Boston Fest awards Pirselimoğlu
BOSTON - Anatolia News Agency
Director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s ‘Hair’ was shown at the award ceremony.Turkish director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu was presented with the Boston Turkish Film Festival’s “Excellence Award in Turkish Cinema” in honor of his contributions to Turkish film during a ceremony April 8.
Following the ceremony at the Boston Fine Arts Museum, Pirselimoğlu’s film “Saç” (Hair), which won the best film, best director and the best actress (Nazan Kesal) awards at last year’s Istanbul Film Festival, was shown, drawing highly positive reaction.
The director conducted a talk with the audience after the screening.
The director of the Boston Turkish Film Festival, Erkut Gömülü, said Turkish directors had made a great contribution to the country’s cinema in recent years and increased its visibility around the world.
The Boston Turk Film Festival was the first Turkish film festival launched in the United States.
Past winners of the Boston festival’s excellence award include Zeki Demirkubuz, Reha Erdem, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Yeşim Ustaoğlu and Derviş Zaim.